Community rallies around football player

ROLESVILLE — Students, staff and other members of the community are planning to gather Monday before school to pray for Isaiah Langston, the junior football player from Rolesville High, who collapsed during stretching exercises before Friday’s game. The time of prayer, being led...
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Waitress gets $1,000 tip

Unnamed patron cites “outstanding service” and good food as reason. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Chrisi Kemp handed her patron the bill for his food Sept. 11, the recommended tip generated by the computer suggested $1.95. He gave her $1,000 instead, for good food a...
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This Week In History – Sept. 25, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Cary Grant and Frances Drake in Ladies Should Listen. 1944 •Hazing by fraternities has been banned at Wake Forest College. Pre-initiation...

Let’s hear it for the girls

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — If you were to take a picture of the faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, professors Denise O’Donoghue, Susan Lozaw and Adrianne Miles would stand out, and not just because they have longer hair than any of their peers. However, with...
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Picture purr-fect!

Ebony Hunter smiles at Alanae Jankowski’s reaction to seeing the kitty cat she painted on the 4-year-old’s face during Good Neighbor Day at Wake Forest’s Holding Park Sunday.
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This good guy wears black

Country star plays Louisburg to help women in need. By Kathi McCorkle LOUISBURG — Two longtime friends got together Tuesday night in Louisburg, and in the process a few lives may be saved. Dr. Bob McLaurin, radiation oncologist and owner of the Franklin County Cancer Center, and...

Saturday run honors firefighter

YOUNGSVILLE — The First Out Phantom Run takes place Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Youngsville Fire Department Station 1, 803 Wheaton Ave. The 5K memorial run honors Assistant Chief Jeff Fields, who died last Christmas. All proceeds will go toward the Fire Scholarship fund...

U.S. 401 back on projects list

Governor’s rural roads initiative needs a source of funding. By David Leone FRANKLIN COUNTY — Last week Gov. Pat McCrory announced a possibility of up to $1 billion in rural road projects for which funding might be obtained. On that list was widening to four lanes U.S. 401 to...

RED Gallery hosts exhibit closing

ROLESVILLE — The curtain will fall on an exhibit at RED Gallery Saturday night. A closing party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. for acylic painter Judy Stines, whose exhibit features nature-themed works in the gallery at 101 N. Main St. Refreshments will be served and art will be...
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Community says goodbye to firefighter

Justice Volunteer Firefighter John Derek Gupton was remembered Sunday at Duke Memorial Baptist Church before being buried in the church cemetery. Gupton, 24, died Sept. 16 when the water in the tanker he was driving, while answering a fire call near Lake Royale, shifted on a...
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Business Briefs

Free coffee until Monday In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Monday. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Wake Forest...

Flag-raisings remember Wake Forest veterans

WAKE FOREST — Monthly observances honoring the sacrifices of deceased Wake Forest veterans and their families will take place starting Monday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. The town will partner with American Legion Post 187, VFW Post 8466, the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation and Marine...

Quarter frenzy for Optimists Oct. 5

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Optimist Club is having a special fund-raising event beginning at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Mill Room at The Factory on Main Street. It is a Quarter Frenzy — where you can bid for items valued from $30 and up for 1 to 4 quarters. A bidding paddle is $3,...

Elections complaint filed over fracking attack ads

RALEIGH — Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca has filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections (SBOE) against out-of-state groups he contends have violated state law and federal regulations. De Luca is asking the board of elections to open an immediate...

Armed robbery 911 calls reveal language barrier

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Police have released the 911 calls associated with the Sept. 7 armed robbery on the 200 block of Stone Monument Drive in the Pemberly neighborhood, revealing the difficulty emergency dispatchers had communicating with the family in a volatile and...

Busy October at Museum of History

RALEIGH — October brings live bluegrass to the N.C. Museum of History, 5 Edenton St., in Raleigh. Don’t miss a reunion of the New Deal String Band, and bring your instrument for the PineCone Bluegrass Jam. While at the museum, be sure to see the exhibit Carolina Bluegrass:...

Celebrate public power Oct. 5-11

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are joining more than 2,000 other not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 5-11. Special events and activities at town hall include: •Public Power Week word search contest — Through Oct. 2, Wake...

Get help with prescriptions

RALEIGH — Do you ever have difficulty paying for your prescription drugs? Do you have limited income and assets? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions and you are a person with Medicare, Extra Help may be available for you. The Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) program, also...

Two officers promoted

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police Chief Jeffrey M. Leonard announced two promotions during a ceremony Sept. 16 in the town hall board chambers. Corporal Lee Godfrey was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and Officer Andrew Albert was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Sergeant...

WFPD is looking for you

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is still looking for golfers to participate in the 19th annual Tournament for the Kids Oct. 6. The tournament takes place at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road, with a shotgun start at noon. The entry fee is $240 per...

Get help with plumbing problems

CENTERVILLE — Do you need help with your well, sewer system or plumbing? North Carolina Technical Assistance Provider Veronica Bitting will speak about how the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project may be able to help with technical assistance and low-interest loans. The...

Tech and cultural boards added

WAKE FOREST — Two new town advisory boards have been created, giving town residents even more opportunity to get involved and be heard. The Cultural Resources Advisory Board will advise the board of commissioners and town staff on initiatives, programs and services related to the...